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Chickenpox In Adults
see a dermatologist: Not that i'm aware of, but i'm not a specialist. You would need to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, particularly if the scars are very noticeable or severe. There is nothing you can buy with or without a prescription that will do this. So if someone is trying to sell you something, ignore it. It won't work. ...Read more
Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...Read more
Chickenpox vaccine: Yes. The brands are varilrix/ okavax/ and mevac-vari . Best to take 2 does of the same brand but if that is not possible take a different brand. ...Read more
What to do if I have had the chickenpox vaccine as an adult, but a recent blood test says I have no antibodies to chickenpox?
Revaccination: Very unusual circumstanceGet a more detailed answer ›
10th day of adult chickenpox.About 100 blisters still filled w/whitish fluid, still wont pop and dry out.How long will i wait?What to do w/ d blisters?
Get prescription: You should get a prescription for treating the chicken pox. It is much more severe in adults. See your doctor for the medicine. ...Read more
16th day adult chickenpox.Scabs falling off but red marks underneath.Are they scars? Any cream to make them disappear, safe for breastfeeding mom.
It depends: It depends on your immunization status (there is a childhood vaccine for chickenpox now), and your exposure (the people around you). If you are unimmunized and never had exposure to the illness, exposure as an adult will likely result in chickenpox. Most unimmunized adults were exposed as children and developed natural immunity without knowing it. ...Read more
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